Finally, I finished my latest painting, “A New Day.”
As I mentioned in a recent post (VIEW FROM MY WHEELCHAIR: RENEWAL), my disease robs me of energy. Still, I make plans, and even if I am waylaid, I am content in every situation. However, my life is not only a mirror of what I say and do. It is also a reflection of the light in my soul.
So, I continue to wage a war against my disease – not in anger but in determination. I know that my moments are strung together. It is as if time were paint, and I hold the brush by which I make bold strokes on the canvas of my life.
Each response applies a color. Beauty and depth are created with blues, yellows, and reds. Carefully, I work to avoid muddy colors that can dull or darken my life. Reactions such as anger and hate destroy the picture and leave my dreams unrealized.
Let's get to the elephant first: I have myotonic dystrophy which defines my physical limitations, but it does not define me. Without the distraction of physical activities, I have found my passions: (1) Encouraging others to live more fully with fun, faith, and hope; (2) finding freedom in oil painting; (3) writing about my experiences; and (4) encouraging others to live more passionately.
It is my belief that every person lives with at least one disability - for impairments are not limited to those with chronic illnesses. Many neurotypical people are psychological architects who have constructed enclosures in which they trap themselves. Mindsets, attitudes, and perceptions are fluid realities.
Many of us have forgotten that it is possible how to live beyond our disabilities. Life may have challenges but faith and hope are within reach. I have made my choice: I am LivingFreeWithdisAbilities.
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2 thoughts on “View From My Wheelchair: The Art of Me”
I will stop stalking in a bit, have things to do lol. Your talent is boundless and you tackle something I dabble with but have always been intimidated by – the brush and paint as mediums, except on glass. Absolutely stunning – your artwork.
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😊. Thank you. Your insight and kindness are good for my soul and heart. Keep dabbling.